Music Box Films announced today that it has acquired all U.S. rights to the eight-part French mini-series "The Returned" (aka "Rebound") from Zodiak Rights. Created by Fabrice Gobert and produced by Caroline Benjo, Jimmy Desmarais and Carole Scotta of Haut et Court, "The Returned" is based on the feature film "Les Revenants" by Robin Campillo; it aired last fall on Canal+ in France and BeTV in Belgium.
Following a soon-to-be-announced major US television channel premiere in October, Music Box Films Home Entertainment will release "The Returned" on VOD platforms January 1, 2014 and DVD/Blu-Ray January 21.
In an idyllic French mountain town, a seemingly random collection of people find themselves in a state of confusion as they attempt to return to their homes. What they do not yet know is that they have been dead for several years, and no one is expecting them back. As they struggle to reintegrate with their families and past lovers, buried secrets emerge and new mysteries develop as they grapple with a miraculous and sinister new reality. But it seems they are not the only ones to have returned from the dead. Their arrival coincides with a series of gruesome murders which bear a chilling resemblance to the work of a serial killer from the past.
A second season of "The Returned" will air overseas in 2014.